Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
07/01/2013
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of up to 39 rock pits affecting a total of 434 acres on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests to provide materials for surfacing roads to maintain safe and sustainable road conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34858
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable locations throughout the Coconino and Kaibab national forests (see map)
Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Zone Grassland Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Roger Joos
928-635-5600
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore grasslands, savannas, and historically open pinyon-juniper woodlands to ecological conditions that existed prior to Euro-American settlement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44132
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts that lie outside of the boundary of the 4FRI and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
South Zone Travel Management Revision Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Road management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/10/2015
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Lisa Jones
928-635-5600
lljones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts are proposing to provide increased opportunities for dispersed motorized camping and Forest access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42961
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable The forest road systems on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts
Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burnt Corral Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Land management planning
- Fuels management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The purposes of the Burnt Corral project is to improve forest health and vigor, while improving habitat conditions which are more resilient to change in the event of wildfire and/or other climatic condition changes. Project acreage is ~ 28,052 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44236
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Planning stage - General Description: Townships 35 - 37 North, Ranges 1 West to 1 East, Gila and Salt River Baseline & Meridian, (Coconino County, Arizona). The Burnt Corral project area lies in the southwest portion of the Kaibab Plateau (i.e., south-southwest of Lookout Canyon and FS Road 22) on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
Garkane Energy Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/19/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: Garkane Energy Special Use Permit Renewal for NKRD powerline distribution and Ryan substation, and ancillary lines and equipment associated with operations and maintenance of the distribution on and across the Kaibab Plateau (Approximately 52 miles).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47303
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable NKRD - Kaibab Plateau
House Rock Wildlife Area Pasture Fence
CE
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/15/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Angela Gatto
928-643-8127
agatto@fs.fed.us
Description: Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZG&FD) will make a large holding pasture (3600 acres) by rebuilding approximately 2.6 miles of old fence line that runs north-south and extending an existing east-west fence 0.3 miles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48570
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - North Kaibab Ranger District (Coconino County, Arizona) [Sections 22, 27, 34 and 36, T. 36 N., R. 4 E., of the Gila & Salt River Baseline & Meridian.] Fence or new corral will be located north-northwest and east of the House Rock Wildlife Area headquarters building near FS Road number 632.
Raspberry Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Angela Gatto
928-643-8127
agatto@fs.fed.us
Description: The Raspberry Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project would improve forest conditions while enhancing upland bird habitat. The 6109, acre project is located in the southeast part of the NKRD upon the Kaibab Plateau.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47912
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 34 North, Range 3 East, Sections 3-5,8-10,14-17; & Township 35 North, Range 3 East Sections 27, 32-34, (within Coconino County, Arizona), Gila and Salt River Baseline and Meridian. 6,109 acres ( /-) located north of Forest Service Road (FSR) 610, east of FSR 610 and 612A, west of FSR 219 and 2892, and south of the Saddle Mountain Wilderness Boundary line.
Warm Springs Tank to Mangum Springs, to Big Springs Waterline Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Facility management
- Land ownership management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 David Vincelette
928-643-8100
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will install 8.5 miles ( /-) of new waterline from Warm Springs tank to Mangum Springs (Phase 1~6 .8 miles), to Big Springs (Phase 2~1.7 miles), to improve the Jacob Lake public water system and associated communications and control line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47875
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Starting in Sec.17, T38N, R1E, running 1.8 miles west (parallel to FSR 462), thence running 4.7 miles south (parallel to FSR 422) to Mangum Camp, thence running south 1.7 miles south to Big Springs.
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anita/Cameron Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/20/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Jesarey Barela
(928) 635-5600
jesareybarela@fs.fed.us
Description: Incorporate new management direction and range improvement infrastructure in the Anita and Cameron allotments
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48309
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Tusayan Ranger District south and east of the Town of Tusayan
Tusayan East Wireless Communications Sites Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
02/23/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Liz Schuppert
928-635-8367
lschuppert@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal (Proposed Action) submitted by DW Tower LLC (Proponent), to establish wireless and microwave communications towers at the Grandview and Skinner Ridge communications sites on the Kaibab National Forest (KNF).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46212
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Skinner Ridge Communications Tower: Section 7, T29N, R4E, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Grandview Communications Tower: Section 28, T30N, R4E, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Skinner Ridge Communications Tower: The proposed site is on top of Skinner Ridge on the Tusayan Ranger District. Grandview Communications Tower: located approx. 1600' to the NW of Grandview Lookout.
Tusayan Lookout Tree Trail
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Margaret Hangan
928-635-8342
mhangan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new trail (150 to 200' in length) to access a display kiosk for the historic Tusayan Lookout Tree.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44561
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T30N, R2E, Sections 23 and 24 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian 200' north of Forest Road 605 and an APS Transfer Station, southwest of the City of Tusayan.
Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Railroad Tank Dam Safety Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2016
Expected: 12/2016 12/2016 Edwin Monin
928-635-8370
enmonin@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform maintenance on the Railroad Tank Dam, including repairing the spillway, maintaining the crest of the structure, and creating a structure to allow low level flows to pass through the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44924
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 22N, Range 5E, Section 32, Gila & Salt River Meridian In the far eastern portion of the Williams Ranger District, just North of Interstate 40 about 1 mile west of the Bellemont Rest Area.
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